An Apple a Day: Crafts and Activities

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Kristie, this week’s “Featured Fridays” blogger, can be found  over at Kristie’s Notes

 

 An Apple a Day: Crafts and Activities

 

I thought it might be fun to do lessons about apples with my kiddos, so they could have fun and experiment with apples this fall.

 My original goal was to do something with apples every day of the week for an entire week (the reason for the title ‘An Apple a Day’), then move on to another topic…but with busy lives and unforeseen circumstances arising, it didn’t exactly turn out to be ‘an apple a day’.  That just meant we could spread out the fun a little more!

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Learning about apples with a preschooler and a kindergartener is a lot more fun when there are some apple crafts and activities!
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Our first apple craft came by surprise when the local library was doing their Story Time about apples.  This one was fairly simple, with pre-cut shapes that the kids just glued onto a sheet of paper to make a scene of kids picking apples…or climbing trees like in Blake’s picture

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Wormy Apple Craft

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I was excited to come across the Wormy Apple craft at No Time for Flashcards.  The weather was beautiful when we went to do this one, so I had the kids put on some old play shirts and go to town using apple halves to stamp red paint on some cardboard with an apple shape drawn on it.
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While the paint dried, the kids then threaded fruit loops onto a pipe cleaner to make a worm.  Morgan had fun making patterns using the different colored cereal.  (Also made for a good snack since it was snack time!)
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Once the paint was dry, then it was time to cut out the apple, put the cereal worm in it and glue on a green leaf.  Of course we needed a picture with a cheesy smile to show off the kids’ creations!.
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Apple Taste Testing

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This was a great way to see what apples the kids liked best, so hopefully they’ll eat them better from now on!
All I did was pick up a few different kinds of apples, cut them each in half then cut one half in quarters for tasting.  I labeled each plate with the apple pieces, so we could keep them straight as well.
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Then we did our taste testing.  The kids looked like they were eating oranges avoiding the skins.

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I also wrote down some observations that we had while we tasted the apples.  From our observations, we determined that we like Granny Smiths the best from the apples we had..
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Marshmallow Apples

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I got this idea from Frugal Family Fun blog.
She had made marshmallow pumpkins, so using the same idea I just changed it up a bit and the kids and I made apples!  (We may try the pumpkins later!)
These apples are super simple to make.  Just cut a marshmallow in half, then stick a toothpick in one half and dunk it quickly in water.  Once it’s wet, sprinkle red decorating sugar over it until it is covered.
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To finish off the apple, the kids and I added a green sprinkle to the top, but you could also use green icing for the stem..

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YUM!

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Please stop back again next week for my last apple post. I’ll be sharing some apple science projects along with some apple history and fun facts that the kids and I learned.

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Today’s Featured Fridays” post, “An Apple a Day: Crafts and Activities”, was written by Kristie, blog author of  Kristie’s Notes.

Kristie is a Stay at Home Mommy to two beautiful children. She loves veggie gardening, baking crafts and spending time with her precious family. 

 

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    So fun! We did the apple taste test for school in the kids’ kindergarten curriculum. It was fun! Of course, we liked the most expensive apples the best… go figure. =)
    Love the fruit loop worm idea, and the marshmallow apple is adorable! Almost too adorable to eat! =)
    You are so creative!

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